clostridium

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potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon botulin , botulinus toxin , botulismotoxin
any of several neurotoxins that are produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum; causes muscle paralysis botulinum toxin
(pathology) a deadly form of gangrene usually caused by clostridium bacteria that produce toxins that cause tissue death; can be used as a bioweapon clostridial myonecrosis , emphysematous gangrene , emphysematous phlegmon , gangrenous emphysema , gas gangrene , gas phlegmon , progressive emphysematous necrosis
bacterial toxin produced by clostridium perfringens; causes intense abdominal cramps and diarrhea that begins 8-22 hours after consumption of foods containing large numbers of these bacteria Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin , epsilon toxin
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